Newly-elected Democratic Home Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex, D-N.Y., who regardless of tweeting final month that members of Congress ought to ‘have some integrity’ and never take a paycheck throughout the federal government shutdown, has remained silent on whether or not she’ll take a wage through the partial authorities shutdown, regardless of 13 of her fellow congress members vowing that they received’t.
Ocasio-Cortez’s workplace on Thursday reportedly refused to answer The Day by day Mail’s inquiry about whether or not she’ll be taking a wage, whereas roughly 800,000 federal employees are furloughed or working with out pay.
It was not the primary time she appeared to evade or ignore the query. When requested final week by The New York Publish whether or not she would take a wage throughout the federal government shutdown, the 29-year-old consultant mentioned: “I’ve gottan run.”
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Congressional workers and members of Congress are being paid by the shutdown as a result of the legislative department was funded final yr by fiscal yr 2019. Ocasio-Cortez’s wage kicked in final Thursday after she was sworn in as a Democratic lawmaker representing New York.
The departments of justice, inside, transportation and homeland safety have been both despatched house or are working with out pay. The primary pay interval for these employees is Jan. 11.
Different newly-elected lawmakers – each democratic and republican – have mentioned they are going to both refuse or donate their paycheck through the shutdown, The Washington Publish reported.